A team of biomedical engineering students took fourth place and won the audience choice award at the DisrupTexas Undergraduate Pitch Competition. The recognition included a $1,100 cash prize.

Nicholas Peppas has been honored with the 2020 Oesper Award from the University of Cincinnati’s Chemistry Department and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society for his outstanding accomplishments in and contributions to science.

Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. While advances in cancer diagnoses and treatments are promising, more is needed to address this devastating disease.

Wade Zeno knew he wanted to work in academia after tutoring for most of his undergraduate career at University of Nevada, Reno. Now, he’s achieved that goal. After getting a PhD in chemical engineering from University of California, Davis and spending four years as a postdoctoral researcher working with Associate Professor Jeanne Stachowiak at UT Austin, he accepted a job as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at University of Southern California, starting in August 2020.

The National Institutes of Health renewed the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Comprehensive Training Program in Imaging Science and Informatics. The goals of this fellowship program are to train participants to become comprehensive imaging scientists and gain the necessary skills to identify clinically relevant problems. The $800,000 five-year grant provides support to four graduate student fellows each year.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has approved the R00 phase of Bo Zhao’s Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00).

Huiliang (Evan) Wang will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an assistant professor in January 2021.

Two faculty members within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Amy Brock and Dr. Janet Zoldan, have been promoted to associate professor. Both have made significant impacts on the department's teaching and research efforts.

Blood clots have emerged as one of an increasing number of deadly side effects of the novel coronavirus in some patients. Assistant professor Manuel Rausch and other Cockrell School of Engineering researchers are embarking on a project to learn more about the onset of thromboembolism, the obstruction of a blood vessel by a clot that can cause everything from strokes to heart attacks to pulmonary embolisms, as a result of COVID-19.

Professor Michael Sacks coauthored this study to develop computational modeling techniques that, for the first time, enable accurate visualizations of heart valve behavior.